Nimbostratus definitions

nĭm'bō-străt'əs, -strā'təs
A low, gray, often dark cloud that precipitates rain, snow, or sleet.
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The type of extensive gray cloud that obscures the sun, found at low altitudes and consisting of dense, dark layers of water droplets, rain, or snow.
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A dark, gray, mid-altitude cloud that often covers the entire sky and precipitates rain, snow, or sleet. Nimbostratus clouds generally form around 2,000 m (6,560 ft) but often extend to much higher and lower altitudes.
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(meteorology) A low-level, principal cloud type, generally formless and dark grey in colour, occurring in layers at low altitude (usually below 2400 metres) and usually bringing precipitation; abbreviated Ns.
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Origin of nimbostratus

nimb(us) stratus